Friday Five – October 10th

It still hasn’t quite sunk in yet that I’m running my big fall race in just two days!  Maybe that’s partly because I’m not currently registered for another goal race after the Army Ten Miler, but I’m hoping to commit 100% to my next major race soon, and then of course I’ll share the news with all of you.  I don’t want to share on here what race it is until I’ve pushed the registration button.

Despite it being taper week, this past week has been quite exciting.  I have so many exciting things to share with all of you!

1.  New shoes arrived!

new shoes

The mailman and FedEx delivery man had a busy week at our house this week.  One of the packages that was delivered was a new pair of running shoes.  I’ve been wearing Mizuno Wave Inspires since I was fit for shoes last fall.  Last month Zulily ran a great sale on Mizuno Wave Inspire 10s, and although my current shoes are fine I’m putting these new shoes in the closest for when I need a new pair, likely in late winter or early spring.

2.  Watching the Carlton Dance on DWTS

Photo Credit: ABC

Photo Credit: ABC

It should be of no surprise that I’m a huge Dancing with the Stars fan, and since I found out that Alfonso Ribiero would be on this season, I’ve been eagerly anticipating the return of the Carlton Dance.  Alfonso and Witney Carson’s performance to the Tom Jones hit “It’s Not Unusual” is, in my opinion, the best performance yet this season on DWTS, and quite possibly, since the show began.  I’ve been watching their dance nonstop all week and reliving childhood memories of watching “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”

3.  Watching Josh Duggar run the Firecracker 5k

Photo Credit: Jennifer from Run Jenny Run

Photo Credit: Jennifer from Run Jenny Run

You may recall from reading my Firecracker 5k recap that Josh and Anna Duggar were at the race that morning, and that Josh ran the race.  It was fun watching the race on Tuesday night’s episode, and seeing Jennifer from Run Jenny Run run past the camera just after the race started.

4.  My Shakeology post went viral!


On Monday, my one month reflection about Shakeology went viral after it was shared on the Girls Gone Sporty Facebook page.  Having read Courtney’s Blogger Tip post last week with tips for what bloggers should do when their posts go viral, I immediately reread the post and added an additional blog link to my post.  Talk about perfect timing!  Thanks again Courtney for the great tips!

5.  We’re volunteering at the Marine Corps Marathon!


Preston and I registered last night to volunteer at the Marine Corps Marathon in two weeks.  We’ll both be stationed at Food Station #2, where we’ll be handing out Clif Shot Bloks.  We’re looking forward to cheering all of the marathoners on, and if you see us, be sure to say hi!  The last race I volunteered at was last year’s Army Ten Miler, and I’m definitely looking forward to volunteering again.

QOTD: What exciting things are going on in your life right now?

As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well!


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22 Responses to Friday Five – October 10th

  1. Jennifer says:

    Just watched the DWTS Carlton Dance – an amazing performance – he has the best facial expressions! I’ll need to catch up on his other dances from this season. Congrats on your Shakeology Post 🙂 After hearing the “news” from Deb, I DVRd 19 Kids and Counting, but for some reason it did not work – I’ll find it on re-run this weekend. Good luck on Sunday!

  2. rkeller08 says:

    Good luck on Sunday!!! My goal race this season is the Philadelphia marathon. I am also volunteering at MCM at water station 6!!

  3. I just got the Mizuno wave riders 18 in the mail Wednesday. They are my first pair of Mizunos so I am anxious to see how they work out.

    I don’t watch 18 kids and counting but wish I would have seen that episode since I heard you talking about it! -M

  4. Yay for new shoes! I got a new pair this week and wore them for the first time on my run this morning! Good luck this weekend!!!!

  5. The Carlton Dance made my day. I have been been waiting for this since they announced him as a competitor for this season

  6. Chaitali says:

    I just got a new pair of shoes this week too since I saw them on sale on Amazon. Went out for the first run in them yesterday. That’s awesome you saw Jenny on the tv show! I don’t really watch that show but I remember you mentioning them in your race recap.

  7. I love Mizunos! Great shoes!

  8. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    Ohhh those are pretty Mizunos! Good luck this weekend at ATM, looks like the weather may actually hold out for us! And remind me as it gets closer where you will memory is terrible 🙂 I’ll defintely try to remember to say hi!

  9. a viral post – so awesome! good luck at ATM this weekend and hope to run into you at MCM!!! I loved that Carlton dance 🙂

  10. yay for your post going viral – that’s awesome! and i love watching alfonso dance. he is very very talented.

  11. Debbie @ Deb Runs says:

    How cool that your post went viral; and how awesome for the timing of Courtney’s post!

    Wasn’t it fun seeing Jenny on TLC? I was so happy that I saw someone that I knew. It’s the only time I’ve ever seen the show, and I watched it just because they were at the Firecraker 5K. When I walked past them filming on the corner before the race, I had to ask someone who the guy they were filming was. 😉

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